Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Lovely, warm and welcoming’, Ian and Jane McAndrew’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a ‘beautiful’ 16th-century stone-built manse, is ‘well worth a detour for the food alone’. The chef/patron has received a Michelin star for his past cooking; guests this year confirm that his fine-dining and eight-course tasting menus, using much local produce, are still ‘a culinary triumph’. (Breakfast is ‘just as good’.) Bedrooms (some undergoing refurbishment as the Guide went to press) have views over the garden and the River Nith, or towards the hills of Dumfries and Galloway; each is supplied with tea- and coffee-making facilities, home-made shortbread, Scottish tablet and bottled water. Adjacent to the hotel, the River Suite (‘very peaceful and private’) has its own patio, with a magnificent view of the river. Bring young gourmands: ‘The kids were made as welcome as we were.’ Bar, restaurant, breakfast/function room, library, conservatory. Free Wi-Fi (can be limited), in-room TV (Freeview). ‘Easy listening’ background music. Weddings, functions. 2-acre grounds. Good riverbank walks, cycling. Cookery school. Fishing, shooting, photography breaks. Parking. Children (extra bed; over-5s £20 per night) and dogs (in some rooms; £10 per night) welcomed. 7 bedrooms (1 suite), plus two 2-bedroom self-catering cottages. Per room B&B from £120. Dinner £55, tasting menu £75.
Three for Two Special Offer
Get three nights of peace and relaxation with dinner bed and breakfast for the price of two. You can save up to £310 depending on the type of room selected. Includes canapés, appetiser and four-course dinner in our award winning restaurant using local produce and a breakfast feast each morning. Gourmet menu also available by prior arrangement. Offer subject to availability.
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide